“I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”- Steve Jobs, June 2005
Please take the time to read his entire Commencement address from that day.
Creativity I believe has been handed down to my brother and I through our genes! Well really, that is just my belief. After many years of trying to convince him to write – I helped my brother create his own movie review blog. He is very passionate about movies, and can explain things to you about the acting, the cast, the director etc… things I never thought about with movies! I just saw the movie Black Swan and I needed an explanation – my brother was the first person I called. He is very talented and notices details only a certain mind or eye could catch. He writes very well too and I think combining both of what he does well into his own outlet is a great idea. I can 100% see him being one of those insane genius directors for movies one day. Of course with any kind of art you need to put yourself out there and make yourself be known! This blog is his start – and I wanted to share it here. Follow his blog and get a special treat from yours truly Just let me know if you do…
Last weekend I went to visit my mom, she lives an hour north of me in the town where I grew up. I had gone to community college starting back in 2003 and I always past this vintage shop, located in a building that used to be a barn. For years I drove by without ever stopping in, even though I had interest to. So this time when I went home for some reason I kept thinking about it — almost like it was calling me! So I decided to take a trip and FINALLY check it out after all this time.
I spent a good hour or so in there. Since I am a huge fan of collage and cutting things out I asked if they had any old books. I figured I could find something interesting and cheap enough to tear apart and use! But instead I came across a collection of old type books from the 1940s! I could not tell you how much the little kid in me wanted to jump up and down! I spoke to the man that works there he told me they belonged to a graphic designer named Murray Stein who lived and worked in New York City. Apparently he hoarded everything he owned and when he passed away his wife sold all of his work, books and supplies. I could not find any information on him but the man in the store told me he worked completely in the original style of graphic design – long before computers. And once technology started to take over the field, he decided to retire. The only thing that bugs me is the book has a sticker on it that says “Lou Kashins” and it is also written on the inside of the book too. Who knows, maybe Murray borrowed it and never gave it back to Lou. Either way, I am glad it ended up in my hands. I took some photos to share with you… this is only 1 of 3 books I came across. I will show the others in future posts.
Facing pages – Garamond Bold and Garamond Bold Italic
Agency Gothic Regular and Open
Raleigh Gothic Condensed and Headline Gothic
This book mainly focused on the examples of type sizes. 12pt, 36pt, 72pt etc..
I took photos of the inside of this book as well…
Bernhard Tango Swash Capitals
Advertising Figures – Examples of how money should be displayed
An even smaller chart a loose single page – found within the supplement book.
 I received an email from Angie and she told me I was the only one who entered the contest So now the contest cannot go on. *Sigh* Hopefully next time! [/edit]
Voting for the poetry contest on AngieGoBoom.com starts today! I have entered a poem, so if you would be so kind to check it out and vote for me that would be great. But only if you feel my poem deserves it I’ve decided not to share my poem here, only because it’s a pretty personal poem of mine so if you do want to read it you will have to check it out @ that site =]
And now for a post outside the design world, but I have to share! At the end of September Mike Dooley [writer] was holding a contest on facebook/twitter. I was one of the winners, and I got his book Infinite Possibilities newly in paperback autographed and sent to me. I was and I still am very excited. I just received my book about a week ago, and although I have not started reading I am very excited to. (I’m still in the middle of another book). Mr. Dooley was also one of the writers from The Secret and also has his own line of books, dvds and even a fun website. I wake up to a “note from the universe” every day, thanks to him. Definitely worth checking out, and if you enjoy learning about the law of attraction like I do, his books are not only informing but he makes it fun. WOOHOO!
“Room Service? Hi. It’s me again, Christie. That’s right, in the Penthouse Suite. If you wouldn’t mind, could we please have another round of desserts, some more wood on the fire, and, uh, some new springs for the trampoline?” – Notes from the Universe